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Stroke Count
12 Strokes
辵 + 9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. road-way, street, district, journey, course, moral, teachings
Kun'yomi: みち。
On'yomi: ドウ。(Go-on Reading)
トウ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 道

Dictionary Entries for 道

  1. road; path; street; lane; passage
  2. route; way
  3. distance; journey
  4. road (e.g. to victory); course
  5. way (of living, proper conduct, etc.); moral principles
  6. teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist); dogma
  7. field (e.g. of medicine); subject; speciality
  8. means; way; method

  1. road; path; street; route
  2. way; set of practices; rules for conducting oneself
  3. Buddhist teachings
  4. Taoism
  5. modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido)
  6. historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.)
  7. province (Tang-era administrative region of China)
  8. province (modern administrative region of Korea)

  1. way; road (ち only)
noun, used as a suffix
  1. way to ...; road to ... (usu. ぢ)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 道

Construction of Character for 道

Radicals and parts present in 道
» Part put together
» Part oneself
» Part neck, counter for songs and poems
» Part
Kanji variants for 道
» Alternate Character Form
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Origin and construction of 道

Kanji related to 道

  • 宿


  • 退

Meanings in Other Languages for 道

  1. voie, route, rue, région, voyage, morale, enseignements
  1. Caminho, estrada, rua, distrito, viagem, curso, moral, ensinamentos, filosofia
  1. camino, razón, modo, decir, senda, método

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